Department of Energy contractor unanimously selected by panel of industry experts for its innovative use of Medgate to protect employee health and safety
Houston, TX (May 18, 2017) – UCOR, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) cleanup contractor for the Oak Ridge Reservation (the site of the Manhattan Project), has been awarded the prestigious 2017 EH&S Innovation Award at the Verdantix Summit this week.
UCOR is a long-time client of Medgate, having first implemented Medgate’s Occupational Health manager software in 2006. More recently, UCOR expanded their use of Medgate when they activated Medgate’s Industrial Hygiene suite, allowing them to take advantage of Medgate’s integrated platform.
The Verdantix EH&S Innovation Award winners are selected by an independent jury of corporate EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) managers and the award is given to firms which have made innovative use of EHS technology to improve EHS outcomes. Nominations for the 2017 award were based upon a wide range of EHS technologies such as EHS data analytics, EHS software platforms, mobile devices running EHS mobile apps, and environmental data management, analysis, and modelling.
Independent experts have assessed UCOR’s EHS operations and culture and concluded that UCOR enjoys a healthy safety culture. UCOR’s highly skilled workforce operates in the extremely challenging environment left behind by the Manhattan Project. Maintaining employee health and safety is the primary goal of the Health Services Department.
Medgate’s ability to perform trend analysis provides UCOR with the ability to proactively evaluate employee health and take action on a site and individual level. The Medgate solution provides UCOR’s medical professionals with a detailed picture of each employee’s health at each clinical visit. Based on this knowledge, specific evaluations and health teaching can address vulnerable conditions in order to maintain employee health and safety.
“We’re very happy to see UCOR recognized for their innovation in the EHS space,” said Medgate President and CEO Mark Wallace. “It’s great to see a long-time Medgate client receive recognition not only for their commitment to EHS but also for their use of software to achieve enviable EHS outcomes in such a unique and challenging work environment.”
URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) is the Department of Energy’s cleanup contractor for the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation, primarily focused on cleanup of East Tennessee Technology Park (the former Oak Ridge K-25 Site). It is also engaged in cleanup and waste management activities at other Oak Ridge Reservation sites.
Medgate leverages its cutting-edge SaaS-based technology and broad EHSQ risk management solution to partner with organizations around the world to effect meaningful change in the way environmental, health, safety, and quality is managed. Medgate stands by its customers as they attain performance goals, reduce EHSQ risks, enhance corporate productivity, and create a healthier workforce. The company has received many accolades for its strong employee culture and outstanding growth rate including recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, being named by Aon Hewitt as one of the Best Employers in Canada, and being awarded Best New Product of the Year by Environmental Protection.